https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54197168 "Some UK railway franchises could be nationalised when emergency deals set up during the coronavirus pandemic expire on Sunday. Insiders said talks between the government and train firms on new deals were going "right to the wire". The government has pumped billions of pounds into the railways to cover the fall in ticket revenue from low passenger numbers during the pandemic. But sources said some contracts could be handed back to the government. Many private operators are expected to remain in place under similar emergency arrangements, but some may decide to opt out" It's a funny old world ain't it? Tories nationalising the railways? Who'd have thought that?